FG orders fresh screening of 2000 NIS ‘dispersed’ applicants

THE Federal Government has ordered fresh screening of the 2000 applicants for employment into the Nigeria Immigration Service who were irregularly issued letters of employment in February, 2015.

Public Relations Officer of the Service, Mr King Ekpedeme, who made this known on Monday in Abuja, said this followed approval for review of the case by the Federal Government.

He, however, noted that following an emergency meeting of the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration, and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) on the August 11, 2016, the following guidelines were issued for the screening of the applicants: security clearance; drug test; certificate verification; and implementation of CDFIPB policy on “Age on Rank”

He added that applicants whose names are listed in the NIS website: www.immigration.gov.ng were requested to report to the NIS Headquarters Abuja with their academic certificates, birth certificate, previous employment records (if any), indigene certificates  (originals and photocopies), two passport photographs, and in  batches.

“The general public should please note that the exercise is not a call for fresh recruitment. Therefore, no application for recruitment should be forwarded to the NIS,” he said.